Protecting Our Planet
We cannot continue ignoring the critical challenges facing Texas, our country, and our planet caused by climate change, that's why I am a sponsor of the Green New Deal and H.R.9, the Climate Change
May 11, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), led a group of 20 lawmakers to introduce the Green Transportation Act. This legislation directs cities and states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. This sector represents the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, which makes tracking and reducing those emissions an urgent priority in mitigating the climate crisis. Because many parts of the country are not accounting for transportation emissions, this represents an important step in working to reduce pollution by mandating the tracking of emissions and creation of local implementation plans. The bill would help deliver President Biden’s goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030.
April 20, 2021
Travis County commissioners voted April 20 to create a Civilian Climate Corps, a local initiative to put residents to work on climate and environment initiatives. A plan for the program is set to be established by June 15, including identifying sources of funding to create paid work and volunteer opportunities.
March 31, 2021
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) applauds President Biden’s American Jobs Plan—unveiled this afternoon—for its progress on investing in our infrastructure, building sustainable jobs, prioritizing climate action, and improving tax fairness. He is particularly pleased with the inclusion of key provisions of Rep. Doggett’s bill, the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act.
A CHARGE Forward for Green Energy: Doggett Bill Drives Investment in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
February 5, 2021
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior Member of the Ways and Means Committee and a longtime member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and the Safe Climate Caucus, introduced the Electric Vehicle Charging Helps Access to Renewable Green Energy (CHARGE) Act (H.R. 698), which would provide enhanced incentives for publicly accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Biden Executive Actions Take First Steps to Combat Climate Crisis, Signals Ability for Texas to Further Lead in Clean Energy
January 27, 2021
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s executive actions to tackle the climate crisis, restore scientific integrity in government, and create jobs, which he just signed:
Newsweek: The Way We're Talking About Climate Change Is All Wrong. Here's How We Win Hearts and Minds | Opinion
August 21, 2019
While reports forecasting a climate change apocalypse and doomsday climate scenarios may get our momentary attention, they are not producing action. Even as we see the impact of climate change in devastating, intensified weather and the spread of disease, we have not changed the hearts and minds of enough Americans—or, at least, those with the power to change the climate landscape.
Paving the Way for Green, Local Leadership: Doggett Introduces Green Transportation Act to Reduce Pollution & Mitigate Climate Change
July 18, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and House Budget Committee Member, along with Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chair of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, together with several colleagues, introduced the Green Transportation Act. This legislation directs cities and states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. Because many parts of the country are not accounting for transportation emissions, this represents an important first step in seeking to reduce pollution by mandating the tracking of emissions and creation of local plans to reduce them, while providing federal support.
May 1, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives, urging passage of H.R. 9, the “Climate Action Now Act,” which could constitute some of the most significant climate legislation from this chamber in about a decade. He recognized the leadership of cities like San Antonio and Austin in committing to climate action. This legislation would ensure the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action. Congressman Doggett stated: “We need to lead on the road to clean, green energy—not get run over.”